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- Visitors To Long Grove Menards Might Have Been Exposed To Measles Fearing exposure to measles for potentially hundreds of people at a Menards store in north suburban Long Grove, the Lake County health department is setting up clinics to give out free measles shots for people who haven't received the vaccine.
- 2 Investigators: Medical Files With Personal Info Found In Dumpster A massive breach of medical records containing confidential personal information has prompted both federal and state investigations.
- Supreme Court Fight Over Health Law Affects Illinois The U.S. Supreme Court hears a case next week that challenges health insurance subsidies that make coverage more affordable for more than a quarter-million Illinois residents.
- Could Polio Make A Comeback In The U.S.? The answer is frightening. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
- Killer Superbug Detected In L.A. Made Appearance At Chicago-Area Hospital Last Year CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports on the drug-resistant bacteria, which can kill 50 percent of those infected if it gets in the blood stream.
- More Young Women Getting Fertility Checkups You may not even be thinking of having a baby yet, but if you're in your 20's maybe you should start thinking about and planning for that bundle of joy now.
- Dangerous Cold Settling In; Wind Chill Advisory On Tap Overnight Brutal, bone-chilling cold was seizing the Chicago area on Wednesday, and the city won’t see any release from the icy grip of this arctic blast for more than two days.
- The Story Of Sharing America's Marrow Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.
- Illinois Measles Cases Climb To 14 With Another Infant Sick All 14 cases have been in Cook County, with 2 adults and 12 infants affected. Thirteen of the 14 cases have been associated with a KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine.
- Blue Island Woman Becomes Cook County's 18th Cold-Related Death An autopsy found Debra Trogtman died of heart disease, and listed hypothermia due to cold exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as secondary factors, the medical examiner’s office said.
- Suburban Man To Ask Congress For More Funds For Bone Marrow Program A northwest suburban man will travel to Washington D.C. in a couple of weeks to encourage Congress to continue funding for an organization that has proven to be a lifesaver.
- Deadline Looming For Affordable Care Act Sign Up It's down to the wire now for people who don't yet have medical insurance. The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act is midnight and those without insurance could face penalties.
- Illinois Measles Count Climbs To 13 Cases Two more children in suburban Cook County have come down with measles, bringing the Illinois tally of confirmed cases to 13.
- Another Suburban Measles Case Brings Illinois Total To 11 Ten people who have been infected with measles are associated with KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, including this new case.
- With Medical Marijuana Program Kicking Into Gear, Reunion Coming For Naperville Family Nicole Gross' 8-year-old son Chase was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was six months old. When medication didn't stop his seizures -- as many as 4,000 a day -- she and her sons moved to Colorado, where medical marijuana was legal and could help...